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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Clarksville Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Clarksville trademark attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses with everything they need to secure and protect their trademarks. Our attorneys can help individuals with everything from trademark clearance searches to determine whether the desired mark is available for adoption, use, and registration. By reviewing the search reports thoroughly, they can conclusively determine the extent to which a mark is already being used and the potential success of filing a trademark.
Trademark licensing can be complex, but our trademark attorneys have experience drafting agreements on behalf of both licensees and trademark owners - thus allowing you to capitalize on your valuable intellectual property. Our Clarksville trademark attorneys can also draft and file your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Intent to Use and Use in Commerce applications.
Our attorneys can also help protect your trademark around the globe by assisting clients with filing trademark applications under the Madrid Protocol, which allows trademark holders to obtain protection in multiple countries by filing a single application.
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What Is an Opposition Proceeding?
An opposition procedure is a tool that companies can use when their trademark, brand, logo, or patent, typically utility patents, is under attack. If another brand or competitor applies to use a similar mark, the company can file an opposition to deny the application.
When to File an Opposition Procedure
A company might file an opposition because the company in question is in the same industry and the company could lose business because of confusion. However, it can also file a complaint if the mark is used in a different industry – as long as the company can prove that it would lose money because of the competing mark.
The opposition procedure starts after the trademark application has been reviewed. It lasts for 30 days and provides a window for anyone to oppose the approval of a trademark.
Anyone with "legitimate
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What is a Section 8 Trademark Declaration?
A Section 8 Trademark Declaration is a statement made to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It confirms your federal trademark has been in continuous use for five years. Those who fail to file their Section 8 Trademark Declaration on time will lose their registration.
In the timeframe between the fifth and sixth anniversaries of getting your federal trademark registration, you must file a Declaration of Use stating that you still use the trademark. If there have been any special circumstances preventing you from doing so, you will need to give an explanation. The Section 8 must also be filed at the same time as the trademark renewal. Requirem
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What is Likelihood of Confusion?
Likelihood of confusion is a part of a proving trademark infringement. It means that the public is likely to confuse your mark and the mark of another business. Trademarks are a valuable business tool. They brand your products and help to grow your name. If another business uses your mark unfairly, it can cause you a great deal of damage. A trademark infringement lawsuit can help to protect you from this damage. However, you must prove likelihood of confusion.
In a court case, confusion is reviewed several ways:
- How strong is your mark?
- Are the marks similar?
- How similar are the goods or services?
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A Guide to Trademarking a Business Name
Trademarking a business name can vary in the degree of complexity from simple to impossible depending on your specific business name.
In order to trademark a business name the main determining factor will be how unique or generic your name is. The more descriptive your business name is the lower the chances this will make consumers associate those words with your business.
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What Is a Community Trademark?
A Community Trademark is a registered trademark that protects your brand in every EU member state and encourages international business and branding.
The Community Trademark, also known as the Community Trade Mark (CTM), and EU Trade Mark (EUTM), is a European Union trademark registration. The Community Trademark is valid in all European Union countries. It is valid for 10 years and is renewable for 10-year periods.
The CTM divides goods and services by international standards. Your CTM may apply to one class of goods and services or several, depending on how you fill out your application.
Why Is the Community Trademark Important?
The Community Trademark simplifies the process of protecting your brand. Before the EU, you had to ge